• Norway's news in English
 
app_header_v3

Ex-Miss Denmark loses Norway ice fall case

NTB/The Local · 5 Sep 2012, 14:55

Published: 05 Sep 2012 14:55 GMT+02:00

The 29-year-old Kruuse Nielsen came a cropper as she made her way to a dance lesson in December 2008, a year after she represented Denmark in the Miss World beauty pageant.

Earlier this year, Sandefjord district court ruled in favour of the ex-model, arguing that the town council had failed to fulfil its duties to salt an area near the town square where the model lost her footing.

But the municipality appealed the decision, and the Agder court of appeal on Tuesday found against the complainant, broadcaster NRK reports.

While the court said there was no doubt that Kruuse Nielsen had slipped on an icy surface, it noted that the accident happened ”in a place that both parties now agree cannot be defined as a footpath.”

The model was in the town for a work assignment when she took a tumble by the town square, hitting her head on the ground as she landed on her back.

She spent one night in hospital and the following week in bed before returning to Denmark, where doctors found she had suffered nerve damage, along with injuries to her back, hip, shoulder and neck.

Kruuse Nielsen and her lawyer claimed the council should have salted what they describe as one of the busiest pedestrian areas in the town.

According to her doctor, Kruuse Nielsen was so badly injured in the fall that she should be considered eligible for a full disability pension.

Sandefjord council, however, argued that the model fell on a patch of ground which did not qualify for winter maintenance.

Story continues below…

Kruus Nielsen and her lawyer disagreed with the court’s conclusion and are considering an appeal.

”Neilsen was upset by the decision,” lawyer Even Solbraa-Bay told NRK.

”She is composed about it, but she thinks it was tough, She has had a tough life since this happened.”

NTB/The Local (news@thelocal.no)

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Video
Fake Norway ‘apology’ video angers Israel
The video is a fake apology from the National Theatre of Norway. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

See the video that the Israeli Foreign Ministry wants "removed from every site" on the internet.

Trump an 'embarrassment' Springsteen tells Norway
Rock legend Bruce Springsteen interviewed by Fredrik Skavlan. Photo: SVT/Youtube

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has described Donald Trump as an embarrassment to the United States.

Oslo to hit drivers’ wallets to combat air pollution
The cancel wants to raise toll rates fivefold by this winter. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

The city council will quintuple road tolls on days with high levels of air pollution.

Freed hostage back in Norway after 'year in terror'
Sekkingstad addressed the Norwegian media in Oslo on Friday. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Kjartan Sekkingstad returned to Norway on Friday after a year of captivity in the Philippines.

New hijab discrimination case hits Norway
Model photo: Carina Johansen / NTB Scanpix

Officials in Oslo offered a young woman a job, but only if she would remove her headscarf.

Tesla sued in Norway over sluggish cars
A Telsa Model S being charged in Østfold. Photo: Tore Meek/NTB Scanpix

"When you notice that you didn't get what you paid for you feel cheated."

VIDEO: See Norway’s PM ride around on a rubbish truck
That's not something you see every day. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has posted a video to Facebook showing her performing some rather unusual work in the name of green energy.

Why Americans pay more to fly Norwegian
It pays off to know the local language when booking with Norwegian. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Americans looking to fly to Norway on Norwegian or take a cruise on Hurtigruten are being charged much higher prices than customers in Norway.

Norway man posed as girl on Facebook to exploit 60 boys
Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX .

Police believe a Tromsø man used the internet to sexually exploit around 60 children and abused some of them in real life.

Norway files terror recruitment charges for first time
Ubaydullah Hussain has been in and out of the Norwegian court system several times. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Ubaydullah Hussain, an Islamist who has had numerous run-ins with the law, is the first person in Norway to be officially charged with recruiting terrorists.

Sponsored Article
Why you should learn to trade (and just how easy it is)
'I am so very happy and lucky to be alive': Freed Norwegian
International
'I am so very happy and lucky to be alive': Freed Norwegian
Society
Hijab discrimination: Praise, Nazi comparisons and conspiracy theories
Facebook thanks Norway PM after censorship row
Society
Facebook thanks Norway PM after censorship row
Expats say it's not just Norway's weather that's cold
Society
Expats say Norway is a cold place (and they don't mean the weather)
Sponsored Article
Gran Canaria: 'So much more than beaches'
National
323 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway
Frozen effect bringing 'too many tourists' to Norway
Travel
Frozen effect bringing 'too many tourists' to Norway
Norway's angel princess divorces novelist husband
Norway's angel princess divorces novelist husband
Norwegian motorist kills 19 reindeer in bloody collision
National
Norwegian motorist kills 19 reindeer in bloody collision
'Tick here please': Changing gender in Norway gets easier
Lifestyle
'Tick here please': Changing gender in Norway gets easier
Danish scientist: Mysterious 'blue blob' caused by weather
National
Danish scientist: Mysterious 'blue blob' caused by weather
Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes
Education
Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes
Norway's ‘biggest sovereignty concession’ to EU in years
National
Norway makes ‘biggest sovereignty concession’ to EU in years
Norway boosts defence against Russia threat
International
Norway boosts defence against Russia threat
FACT-CHECK: No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars
National
FACT-CHECK: No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars – yet
Norway aims to be climate-neutral by 2030
National
Norway aims to be climate-neutral by 2030
Migrant numbers plunge as Norway now 'less attractive'
National
Migrant numbers plunge as Norway now 'less attractive'
2,024
jobs available